Posts Tagged ‘Shopping Guide’

Aarya’s Picnic Themed 1st Birthday

Aarya’s first birthday came and went in a flurry of confetti, precariously teetering sugary confections and wild, wild times with homemade party hats [that’s a lie, they made her scream in terror everytime one came near her]. Actually Aarya’s party was a happy joint occasion because Dave and her share a birthday weekend – hers […] Read more…

Another affordable collection from Ikea: NIPPRIG

Often, a trend or collection really makes you want to completely re-invent your home’s aesthetic and IKEA’s new NIPPRIG collection of summer pieces really makes me wish our home was more whitewashed floors and rustic charm rather than ‘modern classic’. Designed and made in collaboration with local producers in Vietnam and Indonesia, NIPPRIG uses renewable materials like […] Read more…

Organising my life with Muji

You may have heard me mention that we are expecting our first baby in May. From what I gather from others in the know, it is inevitable that our lives will be turned upside down from that day and not return to anywhere far from chaos for at least 20 years! With this in mind […] Read more…

Inspired by American Gothic Decor

Christmas always inspires something a little Gothic in me as well as the usual festive decor. Maybe it’s the promise of atmospheric period dramas soon to be played out on TV, or ordinary homes transformed by old-fashioned charm and an otherworldly spirit, but on the run-up to Christmas it seems i’m inspired by American Gothic […] Read more…

Renegade Craft Fair

This weekend the Renegade Craft Fair came to East London. A curated indie-craft marketplace showcasing the brightest talents in contemporary craft and design it has counterparts in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago and San Francisco. Despite a very wet weekend, droves of shoppers browsed the cheery halls of the Truman Brewery. Here were some of […] Read more…

Beautiful Basics

Growing up in the design industry and coming into contact with a barrage of trends every month, I have always gravitated towards the simple colours and clean silhouettes of minimal homeware items. I’m always drawn to the ‘basics’ and ‘own’ ranges supermarkets carry and whilst some people might go for all singing all dancing appliances – […] Read more…

Cobalt blue glass inspires my week ahead…

From left to right: Kartio pitcher €40.70 Finnish Design Shop, Mark tumbler £3.99, Zara Home, Teema glass bowl €10.90 Finnish Design Shop, Lines Tumbler £4.99 Zara Home, Birds by Toikka €128.50 Finnish Design Shop, Spring showers glass £10, Anthropologie, Mary Rose decanter £18, Graham and Green, Beveled Tumbler £6, Anthropologie, iittala Jars €37.50, Finnish Design […] Read more…

Leaf Prints inspire my week ahead…

[1] Bottna Fabric, Marimekko €37.50 per metre Finnish Design Shop. [2] Round tea tray £16.50 New House Textiles. [3] Woodland Leaf watering can £30 John Lewis. [4] Canna Pillow £98, Anthropologie. [5] Issa leaf print chiffon dress £475 Net a Porter. [6] New Leaf recycled notebook £9.95 Sukie. [7] Sunlight through leaves tray £19.95, Ella […] Read more…

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